Katherine Hirschfeld received her PhD in anthropology from Emory University in 2001, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.
She is a medical anthropologist who has published critical scholarship on the Cuban health care system and has recently authored a new book (Gangster-States: Organized Crime, Kleptocracy and Political Collapse) that explores the political economy of organized crime and failed states. She has a long-standing interest in health, human rights and post-Soviet transitions.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The Transcendent Voice of Conscience
A response to “What are the connections between culture and conscience?”
- Rules of the Underworld
An article in Sapiens about our political and social interconnectedness.
- Gangster-States: Organized Crime, Kleptocracy and Political Collapse
Read more from Katherine Hirschfeld in her new book.